Mother’s Day Mayhem by Lynn Cahoon [Book Review]

Mother's Day Mayhem by Lynn Cahoon

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Title: Mother’s Day Mayhem

Author: Lynn Cahoon

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Publish Date: April 2, 2019

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Series: A Tourist Trap Mystery #6.5

My Rating: 3/5

Mother's Day Mayhem by Lynn Cahoon


Picturesque South Cove, California, is the perfect place to celebrate Mother’s Day, but not everyone is feeling motherly…

Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books, and More is almost out of Mother’s Day cards. She has a few more in stock, but she’s set them aside because she needs Greg’s help choosing one for his mother. It’ll be Jill’s first time meeting her boyfriend’s mother, and she’s understandably nervous.

Turns out Jill isn’t the only one having feelings about mothers. Kyle, who works at the antiques store next door, needs to find the perfect card for a mother he hasn’t seen since he was five—when she went away to jail. But her arrival in South Cove isn’t exactly celebratory, her behavior toward her son unexpectedly restrained. Piqued, Jill discovers that a mother can never be replaced…

Mother's Day Mayhem by Lynn Cahoon


It’s almost Mother’s Day in South Cove, California. Jill’s boyfriend has asked her to meet his mother on Mother’s Day, signifying a big step in their relationship. That’s not the only story involving a mother though. Kyle, an employee at the antiques store, is looking for his mother. He hasn’t seen her since he was five years old, and, unfortunately, she is not all that eager to reconnect with him.

Mother’s Day Mayhem is a novella in the Tourist Trap mystery series by Lynn Cahoon. This was my first Tourist Trap mystery. I feel like I would have enjoyed this story a lot more if I had read the previous books in the series. So, I plan to go back and read the earlier books. This seems like a good cozy mystery series.

The mystery in this novella was very light. It focused on locating Kyle’s mother. The characters were all likable. The setting and story were charming. I look forward to reading more of this series.

I won a digital copy of this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.

Books in the Tourist Trap Mystery Series:
  1. Guidebook to Murder
  2. Mission to Murder
  3. If the Shoe Kills
  4. Dressed to Kill
  5. Killer Run
  6. Murder on Wheels
  7. Tea Cups and Carnage
  8. Hospitality and Homicide
  9. Killer Party
  10. Memories and Murder
  11. Murder in Waiting
  12. Picture Perfect Frame
  13. Wedding Bell Blues
  14. A Vacation to Die For
  15. Songs of Wine and Murder

4 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Mayhem by Lynn Cahoon [Book Review]

  1. Truth be told, I haven’t seen my oldest children in 9 years, so this is relatable. I do however, WANT a relationship with them, we talk all the time.

  2. There seem to be more and more novellas being written these days. It keeps the interest in a series between main books, but I am not sure if I like this trend or not. I am glad you enjoyed it enough to want to read the series. I do enjoy this series quite a bit. I did not realize this one was a novella.

    1. Novellas do seem more popular lately. I didn’t realize this was a novella when I started it. I kind of like the novella trend though. ?

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